About Our TCM Practitioners

Meet our CTCMPAO registered practitioners providing traditional Chinese medicine services including cupping, massage, and acupuncture in Barrie.

What exactly is CTCMPAO?

Mustafa Ahmed R.Ac

Registered Acupuncturist

Mustafa graduated with honours from Georgian College’s acupuncture advanced diploma program and registered with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO). He has a physiotherapy diploma from Mississauga and he also graduated from medicine college and practiced as a medical doctor for six years in many hospitals and clinics abroad.

During these years of education and work in the health care field in both Western and Eastern medicine, Mustafa began to have a great interest in the natural healing process. This motivated him to study acupuncture, its modalities and to learn more about its effects to achieve balance in body and mind. He believes that this balance is essential to prevent and treat various physical and mental conditions.

His focus is on treating all kinds of physical pain such as muscular pain, joints pain, neck pain, backache, headaches and mental conditions such as stress, anxiety and depression in addition to cosmetic acupuncture in Barrie. His main goal is to work with his clients to improve and maintain their general well being for a healthier and happier life.

Stephanie Purdy R.Ac

Registered Acupuncturist

Stephanie Purdy is a Registered Acupuncturist providing acupuncture in Barrie with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO). Stephanie completed her formal training through Georgian College, where she received an advanced diploma with honours in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Stephanie has worked within the Health Care industry for the past 10 years. In her experience and being trained within the Western Medicine model she has always felt that there was a component of the equation missing. This is when she decided to embark on a journey to discover alternative and holistic methods and modalities to better aid her clients in order to improve their overall quality of life.

Traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture are Eastern Medicine practices which offer a holistic yet complementary approach to modern medicine practices. There are three highly emphasized areas of Chinese medicine that are of great importance. These areas include disease prevention, mental/emotional health, and treating the ROOT cause of the illness. This was what inspired Stephanie to want to dive deeper into the realm of Holistic health with a mind, body, and spirit approach.

Stephanie’s focus resides in the treatment of musculoskeletal/physical pain, insomnia, headaches, mental/emotional/stress disorders, digestive disorders, PMS/menopause/irregular periods (women’s health), as well as cosmetic acupuncture. Stephanie also utilizes acupuncture and other Chinese medicine modalities to aid in immunity/energy boost as a preventative measure to overall enhance general well being. Stephanie is committed to provide a unique therapeutic and individualize treatment plan that identifies the ROOT cause, while taking into consideration the mental, physical, and spiritual needs of each individual while receiving acupuncture in Barrie.